Thirty percent of websites are built with WordPress as the underline content management system, unique plug-ins can be installed to enhance the website’s appearance and functionality.
Other content management systems require an intermediate level of coding skills e.g. HTML and PHP and are often quite complex to install. Regardless, WordPress can be used with rudimentary or advanced knowledge of coding and is quite easy to set-up and use from its intuitive dashboard.
The benefits of using WordPress:
- Instant publishing – It is easy to publish content via the dashboard, once content is typed in the content sections, just by clicking the button it is published immediately.
- Website ranking – Due to WordPress sites being updated regularly through versions, they rank highly in search engines. Regardless, there are various plugins to optimise the website for SEO (search engine optimisation)
- Flexible and changeable – It can be used to run complex sites, manage small businesses and personal blogs. There are plugins for eCommerce, to illustrate a portfolio or podcast. There are numerous themes, although I tend to create my own for a client and accessible source files, to tweak the website.
- Plugins – The directory has thousands of easily installable plugins. These plugins have code designed to perform specific tasks, such as shopping carts or galleries.